Phoenix Transect Project

PROJECT: Plinking


Traveling north on Route 87 the views of Tonto National Forest appear pristine and beautiful. Towering saguaros pepper a land that seems to go on endlessly. It wasn’t until I ventured off of the highway onto one of the many dirt roads intersecting Tonto that the pristine landscape revealed a different truth. Gunshots can be heard coming from all directions and bullet holes can be found piercing many of the saguaros. This part of the desert is frequented by car after car full of people from across the valley who participate in recreational target shooting. As a result the land is now littered by bullet casings, shotgun shells, broken glass, beer cans, busted vacuums, used propane tanks and just about anything you can imagine. Plinking is the act of shooting an object not originally intended as a target.

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: InstaShoot - Images appropriated from a popular image sharing site
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Date: 5/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Panorama, People, Plinking, Portrait, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Tonto National Forest
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Date: 1/2014
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Bee Line Highway
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Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Saguaro Cheese
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Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Sugarloaf Mountain
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Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Panorama, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title:
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Date: unknown
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Panorama, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Four Peaks
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Plinking Range
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Gunz
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Date: unknown
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: California Plinker
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Plinkers
Description:
Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Plinker
Description:
Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: From Chandler
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Portrait, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title:
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Exploding Target
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Star Craft II: Wings of Liberty
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Kids at Play
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: ISIS
Description:
Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Photo Explosion
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Strawberry Shortcake
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: USBC Approved
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Car Hood
Description:
Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: TV Screen #1
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: TV Screen #2
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Dell
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Water Tank
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Clean Your Shit
Description:
Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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